7 hens 1 brood do I seperate?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickernewbie, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. chickernewbie

    chickernewbie In the Brooder

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    I have 7 hens 1 rooster, 1 of my girls is laying on eggs for 3 days now do I need to separate from others?
     
  2. Chickiemom25

    Chickiemom25 Songster

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    I dont.. I have 3 nest boxes for 10 hens and so long as it is only one broody, I leave her be. when they hatch, I move them to ground level in a tote as my coop is 4' above the run. Mind you at worst case, my hens occasionally lay in the duck house.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Depends...on your space and preference.
    I prefer to separate them with a wire wall until a week or so after hatch.

    This is a great thread for reference and to ask questions.
    It's a long one but just start reading the first few pages, then browse thru some more at random.
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/496101/broody-hen-thread
     

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